Regardless of whether you’re a teacher helping your students at school, or a parent looking out for your children at home, the more ways you can help them succeed – the better. Doing work in a supportive, quiet environment can make all the difference when it comes to doing well, and achieving their aims and targeted grades. While giving them endless support and help is vital, there are a few aspects that you might not be thinking about. These tips apply both at home and in school, but at school, you’d need to scale up the ideas to let every pupil have access.
Never let IT mistakes get in the way
While education technology has magnified our students’ ability to work and learn, it’s also brought about a number of challenges. On the one hand, we’ve been able to open up entirely new worlds for children. The internet and social platforms let them communicate with people of different cultures all over the world. Teachers can show classes sights from all across the planet, as well as footage from our past. Students who struggle with spelling and writing are aided by word processing tools. Overall, the whole education system is benefiting by using IT.
However, there’s one fatal flaw: losing work. How many times have you heard a cry of anguish as a laptop has crashed, and they’ve lost all their work? It’s a horrendous experience. So, if you have a data retrieval service on call, you’ll be able to save the day. Plus, teach your pupils or children to save and back up their work in several different places: on their laptop, in the cloud and on an external hard drive.
Give them the right tools to work
Laptops, PCs, and the internetare now vital for almost every subject at school. While it’s possible to share devices and work from a slow connection, it’s really not ideal. Children will be graduating from school and entering a world that’s completely centered around digital. All young people will need to know how to use digital technologies, and how to incorporate it into their working day. So, if they don’t learn it while at school, they’ll suffer in the long term.
The right tools doesn’t just mean IT though. If they’re studying art or design subjects, let them get messy. Give them paints, paper, glue and fabric, and let them explore their subject in an amazing way.
Create a learning environment that suits their needs
All children learn in different ways and need different learning environments. Some enjoy the hustle and bustle of a classroom, thriving off loud background chatter and distractions. Others, however, need quiet noise or even silence. Work out which of your children prefer the former, and which prefer the latter, and see if you can recreate these environments. It might be something simple, like turning the home office into a quiet study space, but letting the kitchen be used as a ‘noisy base’. Either way, see what works, and try to accommodate their needs as much as possible.